- Recent court documents made by Chuck Liddell’s ex-wife Heidi Northcutt state that he’s been dealing with mental health problems
- Northcutt claims that it’s a result of head trauma caused by the UFC legend’s career
Things have not been looking good in the personal life of former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell. If the summary of claims on the court documents made by his ex-wife Heidi Northcutt is true, then “The Iceman” has been dealing with some serious mental health issues.
Head trauma destroyed Chuck
As per the documents that were obtained by The Blast, Northcutt claims that there has been some dramatic change in Liddell’s behavior due to CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), a condition of the brain caused by repeated blows to the head.
Northcutt suggests that Liddell incurred the said condition because of his prolonged fighting career and one of the most damaging side effects of it was that the former champ has become “increasingly violent.”
“Ms. Liddell also stated that Mr. Liddell has had a lot of paranoia and accused her of a lot of things. He also became very worried that she was going to leave him after he lost his job in 2017. Ms. Liddell also claimed that Mr. Liddell has become increasingly violent. She stated that this last thing that happened was not typical, and she was concerned that he had experienced traumatic brain injury,” the report read.
It was also noted that Liddell’s violence did not end within the household as “The Iceman” had also “beat people up for street drugs.”
“Ms. Liddell also claimed that Mr. Liddell has been violent with non-family members. She claimed that Mr. Liddell has knocked out friends when they tried to help him and used to beat people up for street drugs. She stated that Mr. Liddell loved to fight and would not let someone get out of fighting him. She said, ‘He’s been fighting people and beating people up since he was in Kindergarten.’”
Other Major Issues Exist as Well
Northcutt further revealed in the document that his ex-husband’s condition is constantly worsening, adding that it also includes, but not limited to, “dementia, Alzheimer’s, sleep apnea and depression.”
“When asked if she had any specific concerns about Mr. Liddell, with respect to his physical health, Ms. Liddell replied, ‘Yes, he’s been knocked out many times and has CTE. He can’t remember stuff and gets stuck on speech. He’s going to have dementia or Alzheimer’s. He has terrible sleep apnea’,” the document read… With regard to Mr. Liddell’s mental health, Ms. Liddell expressed concern regarding Mr. Liddell’s depression, his constantly needing to escape through drugs and alcohol, and his impulsivity.”
Let’s hope everything goes well for the former champ.